Standing Flexion Test
- Standing Forward Flexion Test
- Evaluate the Sacroiliac Joint
- The patient is standing
- The examiner palpates the affected sides PSIS and also on the S2 spinous process
- The patient is asked to bend forward
- The hands are then switched and repeated on the opposite side
- Positive Test
- Occurs when one PSIS is noted to move in the superior direction more than the other
- Sacroiliac Dysfunction
- Sensitivity: 17%
- Specificity: 79%
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